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    Description"Freedom Fighters" covers a violent episode in recent Welsh history shunned or relegated to the sidelines by more conventional historians. By drawing together various sources, the author has produced a highly compelling narrative of a period when a group of Welshmen declared war on England with gelignite and fire bombs. Two died, others were jailed in this struggle for Welsh independence. Could it happen again? Or is yesterday's Welsh patriot doomed to become tomorrow's terrorist? "Freedom Fighters" provides a fascinating insight into Welsh patriotism on the extremist fringes. The principal focus of this book is the role of the two main protagonists of Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru (MAC), the Movement for the Defence of Wales, Owen Williams and John Jenkins.Welsh consciousness is uncomfortable with the memory of the Sixties' sabotage campaign directed by this secret, extremist organisation at water pipelines, Government offices and the Prince of Wales. No matter what the authentic voice of democratic nationalism might think of these foot soldiers in Wales' forgotten war, they cannot be ignored. This book tells the story of this remarkable campaign from its inception in 1963 up to the establishment of the Welsh Assembly and considers to what extent the direct action of the Sixties' picked up again by the holiday home arsonists a decade later, helped shape a political environment in which the governing class became more receptive to Welsh aspirations.


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    Title
    Freedom Fighters
    Subtitle
    Wales's Forgotten War, 1963-1993
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Humphries
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780708321775
    ISBN 10: 0708321771
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKW
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPN, 3JJPK
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPW
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    DC22: 942
    LC classification: JA
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010020, POL000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKW, 3JJPK, 3JJPN, 3JJPL
    DC22: 942.9085
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JPW
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    Publisher
    University of Wales Press
    Imprint name
    University of Wales Press
    Publication date
    15 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Wales
    Author Information
    John Humphries is the former Editor, Deputy Editor and News Editor of the Western Mail. He has previously published two books, on the Welsh Chartist Uprising and Caryl ap Rhys Pryce.